Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service is in effect until midnight.
Updated at 1:23 p.m. Darien School District #61 has canceled all of its after-school activities Tuesday, according to an email from secretary to the superintendent Mary Lang. "This does not include the Kids Club after school program. Kids Club will be closing today at 4 p.m.," the email reads. "If you have questions you can contact Kids Club." DeLay School's music concert set for tonight has also been been canceled and rescheduled for Thursday night. Tuesday's original story: District 86 has canceled all after-school activities Tuesday at both of its high schools due to the snow. "All after school activities and athletics are canceled at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South," an email from executive assistant to the superintendent Meredith …
Snow is expected to come down all day, and Patch has real-time traffic conditions for you, courtesy of Mapquest.
A winter weather warning is in effect for DuPage County until midnight Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, meaning a pair of rough rush-hour commutes may be ahead. Above are real-time traffic conditions for the area, courtesy of Mapquest.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Kingswood Academy declared a snow day based on the National Weather Service's winter storm warning that will be in effect from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday.
Updated at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday The National Weather Service has brought the expected snow totals down to 4-8 inches Tuesday. The National Weather Service's winter storm warning now begins at 9 a.m. Keep track of traffic live with our Mapquest map. 11:23 p.m. Monday Kingswood Academy has declared a snow day. The school announced on its Facebook page that it will be closed Tuesday. "NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, TUESDAY," a post on the page reads. "Stay home, be safe and warm." Know of any other closings? Tell us in the comments. 8:33 p.m. The National Weather Service has updated its winter storm advisorypredicting 7-10 inches of snow is possible. Heavy snow is expected to begin late Tuesday morning and fall through early evening. "Travel through O'…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday morning and afternoon.
Updated at 11:24 p.m.: The National Weather Service winter storm watch now says high winds and snow are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon instead of Tuesday morning, as was reported Monday morning. Several inches of snow are "probable," the storm watch reads, and wind gusts are expected to hit 40 mph. See the updated winter storm watch here. Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for DuPage County, effective Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. Wet snow, that could be heavy at times, mixed with sleet is possible Tuesday morning, affecting the rush-hour commute, and may continue through Tuesday afternoon. Read the National Weather Service report here. Heavy snow and strong wind gusts as strong …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that if there is no more than 0.1 of an inch Monday, a new record will be set for days between snows.
The Chicago area could set a new winter record Monday. According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports. The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow showers and a chance for flurries with a high of 35 degrees for Monday. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS. This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This is Winter Storm Preparedness Month — takes steps now to be safe, and prepare your home to guard against weather damage such as ice dams.
Winter is nearly here, and in the Midwest, that can mean anything from mild conditions and little snow to Arctic blasts and accumulations of more than a foot. Regardless, experts say there is a good chance we will experience extreme winter weather sometime this season, and they are urging residents to prepare now. Weather Advance Storm Center is predicting a much colder than average winter and some snow in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest. Severe winter weather can cause power outages and create dangerous driving conditions, not to mention dangerous wind-chill conditions. So the city is urging residents to have winter emergency kits for their homes and vehicles so they are prepared for winter’s worst. The Illinois Emergency …
Friday, July 6, 2012
An excessive heat warning is in effect for Darien until 7 p.m. Saturday.
Darien residents will have to wait until Sunday to see some relief from the heat. An excessive heat warning that was previously in effect until 10 p.m. Friday has been extended through 7 p.m. Saturday. Temperatures Friday and Saturday could top out at 100 to 105 with heat indices of 108 to 118. An air quality alert has also been declared for Friday. Elevated ozone levels and poor air quality will increase the stresses on the body from the heat. This is true especially for children, the elderly and those with pulmonary or respiratory conditions. These groups should limit their exposure to outdoor air. Prolonged exposure to the heat will be dangerous, according to the National Weather Service, and can cause sunstroke, heat cramps or …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
An excessive heat warning is in effect for Darien until 10 p.m. Friday.
Temperatures are expected to top out at 100 to 105 degrees Thursday and Friday, but the heat index could top out at 108 to 118 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. An excessive heat warning is in effect for Darien until 10 p.m. Friday. An air quality alert has also been declared for Thursday and Friday. Elevated ozone levels and poor air quality will increase the stresses on the body from the heat. This is true especially for children, the elderly and those with pulmonary or respiratory conditions. These groups should limit their exposure to outdoor air until Saturday. Prolonged exposure to the heat will be dangerous, according to the NWS, and can cause sunstroke, heat cramps or heat exhaustion. If you need to work …